Turns out that New Year’s Eve may be the perfect time to look for a man wanted by the FBI since 2004, when he allegedly shot and killed an armored car guard outside a movie theater in Arizona. Jason Derek Brown has been on the run ever since, prompting this Facebook page titled “Let’s Find Jason Derek Brown.” But with the party scene almost upon us, the odds of finding the known partying male increase exponentially, as it seems Jason’s tendency to flaunt himself at nightclubs might just prove to lead to his downfall.
Dateline covered the “Fugitive” story in March of last year, painting the wanted man as an athletic boy-next-door type who turned bad, loving the ‘high life’ and party scene so much he needed a lot of money to fund his penchant for it. But the show also pointed out that this particular wanted fugitive was unlike a lot of other criminals sought by the premier law enforcement agency, as his only prior was the theft of some golf products from a North Carolina golf store four years earlier.
The family of the victim in the fatal shooting outside an AMC Theater have spent ten long years waiting for justice in their loved one’s slaying, and the FBI continues to hope that someone will see and report a sighting of the flamboyant criminal they believe planned the cold-blooded murder of an armored guard. According to Dateline, before Jason Derek Brown opened fire on a man just doing his job, he first went to a firing range for instruction on how to shoot. They say he told the instructor that he wanted to purchase a .45 Glock after his lesson because he wanted a powerful gun. And then he proceeded to put powerful bullets into that gun and using them on an unsuspecting guard during a robbery that netted him approximately $50,000.
The “Let’s Find Jason Derek Brown” Facebook page accuses the suspect’s family of helping him to remain incognito and undetected, but it appears that the surfer-looking luxury car aficionado may have just pulled the crime off without any help from anyone, as he was seen loading his getaway bike into his silver BMW shortly before the heist and shooting took place a few miles away. When he confronted the guard with the money bag he escaped on the bike, with air support unable to locate him shortly thereafter. Now it is assumed he made it to where his car was parked and ditched the bike, leaving his prints for police to find, which they did. And that’s how his identity became known, as he had a prior criminal record, leaving them a trail to follow. But then it went cold, and that’s why they still need your help and are offering a nice reward for it.
This New Year’s Eve don’t just enjoy the holiday by taking in the face of your loved one out celebrating with you; check out the faces of the strangers in your midst and you could pocket $200,000 from this FBI Most Wanted fugitive’s arrest. You could also bring some closure to a widow that was left behind when her husband was shot down in cold blood for a bag of money right after the Thanksgiving holiday ten years ago.